We always -PLAN- to be ready for Christmas... but really, if you're like me, life gets too exciting and the Christmas to-dos stay pretty low on the list until, say, November! But NOT this year!!
I joined in the Festive Fridays so that I will keep Christmas prep in front of me throughout the year, and we all know keeping Christmas in our hearts always is a Good Thing! Festive Fridays is a Blog Hop happening every other Friday, showcasing Christmas card projects. These creative gals have been hopping since January, so when you visit their blogs, you do have a few more Festive Friday posts to inspire you - check them out!
You may be arriving from Brenda's blog, or if you are joining me directly you may want to start at the beginning of the Hop with Terri's blog.
For my first entry into Festive Fridays, I have for you a simple layered card with pearl accents. I used the dynamic duo of Marina Mist and Bashful Blue, with Whisper White.
The base is a 5.5x4.25" card stock in Marina Mist. Next, I added a layer of Whisper White I ran through my Big Shot in the Square Lattice embossing folder. The Designer Series Pattern Paper is a Retired design, but I loved the transition from square, to squared circles, to swirls... The Bashful Blue layer has Basic Pearls, which I also used to accent the tree stamped onto Whisper White from the Snow Swirled stamp set. The sentiment (stamped in Marina Mist) and snowflakes (stamped in Bashful Blue) are from the same set. Finishing off, there is a Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon tied up in a bow.
I like this layout, it would be easy enough to make a giant batch of cards, and the kids could help. It can be used to showcase a number of Holiday stamps like the tree from Holiday Happiness or the ornate door in Home for Christmas, and could be done in various color combinations so that you had a nice variety of cards while keeping it easy enough to do alone or in a group. (maybe your friends would like to get their Christmas Cards done too, I see a Party Idea here :-)
I hoped you enjoyed my card, and that you will come back to visit for the following Festive Fridays!
Head on over to Yolanda's blog and see what she has been up to! Enjoy!!
For project supplies information please look HERE.